New ScotRail franchise fares deals to boost growth

Innovative plans from new train operator The new ScotRail franchise, which launches this week, will offer jobseekers free travel to interviews and a full month’s free travel when ... Continue Reading →

Edinburgh Airport chief named Scottish Director of the Year by IoD

The chief executive of Scotland’s busiest airport was last night named Scottish Director of the Year. Edinburgh Airport’s Gordon Dewar picked up the top award, for the over ... Continue Reading →

Borders tourism collaboration receives national recognition

— Ale Water Valley consortium highly commended in Collaboration Prize —   — Standard of entries praised by Deputy First Minister —   A new tourism co-operative’s ... Continue Reading →

Bid to grow Scotland’s garden tourism industry

Scotland’s £200 million garden tourism industry is set for a major boost with the launch of a new national network of gardens, nurseries and related businesses working together to ... Continue Reading →

First Minister serves up a feast

Year of Food and Drink. As part of the 2015 Year of Food and Drink celebrations the First Minister and her cabinet colleagues, along with young people from the youth summit in ... Continue Reading →

A quirky tourism offering during the Year of Food and Drink

VisitScotland and Forest Holidays launch a new holiday experience – Scotland’s first Picnic Butler VisitScotland and Forest Holidays have today (Tuesday 24 March 2015) launched ... Continue Reading →

First Minister opens Guest Service Centre

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today marked the launch of the new Caledonian Sleeper train franchise, which will see the cross-border overnight service transformed into a world-class ... Continue Reading →

US Outlander viewers flock to Scotland’s tourist sites

Scottish tour companies have seen a surge in American visitors since TV series Outlander became a hit in the United States, tourist officials have said. The £50 million hit show ... Continue Reading →

VisitBritain Industry Update | March 2015

In this issue: Hazel Cunningham joins as new Business Services Director Opportunities to join our team Registrations open for Destination Britain China 2015 Last chance to register ... Continue Reading →

Highland economy expects £1m boost as direct flights from Zurich to Inverness return

Charter flights from Switzerland’s largest city to Inverness are to begin this year, generating a potential inbound tourism boost worth almost £1 million for the local economy. Swiss ... Continue Reading →